Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005
May I crave your indulgence to open this
business discussion by a formal
letter of this sort. It is pertinent that a
business of this magnitude should
have commenced properly with a formal
meeting of you and us to enable us
know ourselves, have a fore-knowledge of
the nature of the business, discuss
and acquaint ourselves with the
responsibilities and functions of parties
concerned, and appropriate shares
accordingly.However, for time factor,
confidentiality and personality of
people involved here in Nigeria, we choose
this approach for the remittance
of this Twenty Million U.S. Dollars (US$20.0M).
Please bear with us for
making the initial contact through e-mail. But my
partners are insisting
for a meeting in order not to
fall into a wrong hand
I am MR. TONY OSAGIE,we are members of the
special committee for Budget
and Planning of the Ministry of Petroleum.
This committee is principally
concerned with contract appraisal and the
approval of the contracts in order
of priorities as regards capital
projects of the past military government
of Nigeria.With our positions, we
have successfully secured for ourselves
this sum of Twenty Million U.S.
Dollars (US$20.0M). This amount was accumulated
through undeclared windfall
sales of crude oil during the gulf war.
Hence together with two of our top
officials at the Nigeria National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC), we plan to
transfer this amount of money into a secure
overseas account by awarding a
sort of contract from the NNPC.
To this effect I have been given the
mandate by my colleagues to contact
you and ask for your assistance.What we
need from you is to provide a nice
account inwhich the funds will be
transferred. My colleagues and I have
agreed to compensate you or the owner
of the account used for this transaction
with 30% of the total amount
remitted. We shall have 65% and the remaining
5% reserved for taxes and
other miscellaneous expenses in your country.It
may interest you to know
that last two years a similar transaction was carried
out with one Mr.Roger
Williams, the President of Craine International Trading
number 135 East 57th Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10022
number (212)308-7788 and telex number 6731689. After the
both partners in which he was to take 20% of the money
while the remaining
80% for us.
With all the required documents signed, the money was duly
this account only to be disappointed on our arrival in New
York, and we
reliably informed that Mr. Patrice Miller was no
longer on that address
while his telephone and telex numbers have been
reallocated to somebody
That was how we lost US$9 Million to Mr.
Roger Williams.This time around
we need a more reliable and trustworthy
person or a reputable company to
business with hence this letter to
you. So if you can prove yourself to
be trusted and interested in this deal
then we are prepared to do business
with you.What we want from you is the
assurance that you will let us have
our share if this amount (US$20.0M) is
transferred into your account. If
this proposal is
okay by you, then
reply through my email urgently so that we can set the
ball rolling and
negotiate the modalities involved.
Kindly, treat as very important and
strictly confidential, I honestly assure
you that this transaction is 100%
risk-free. I look forward to your response
and expected co-operation and
God bless you.
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